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"Its definitely not about the students!"

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Former Employee - High in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - High in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Summers and major holidays off, depending on the age group guaranteed hours, opportunity to serve and build the character of others

Cons

They want you to teach to the test and the kids are not prepared to be competitive in the real world. Too many "meetings" that take away from you being an effective teacher. Principals have too much power over your career.

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate how you promote principals to central office positions, most of them leave the schools in a mess as they get a better pay check.

Other Employee Reviews for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Substitute Happiness"

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    Current Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love being a substitute for CMS. I work when I want and where I want.

    Cons

    The pay is not fantastic but it is enough for a mother/wife.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too much bureaucracy and too little faith in teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary compared to other districts
    More job opportunities than other districts
    Lots of cultural diversity within district and schools

    Cons

    Required to follow strict pacing guides for lesson plans
    Administration puts a lot of silly requirements on teachers (down to which posters must be on your classroom walls) leaving little time for "real teaching"
    Huge focus on teaching to the test

    Advice to Management

    Let your teachers do their job and don;t micromanage

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